Tibetan is a sacred language. It is a perfect recipient to contain and convey all of the Bon and Buddhist teachings. It is used by the practitioners of all related paths to explain the Doctrine and the Practice, to establish communication with subtle beings, to evoke the content of their visualizations, to proclaim the attainment of the fruit of practice and so on. The sheer beauty of the Dharma is mirrored by the clarity and imaginative creativity of the Tibetan language. For these and many other reasons the study of Tibetan language represents a crucial step towards a closer relation with the teachings and particularly with their practice.
As many people put it, it is a marvelous experience to be able to directly understand the words you are reciting during the practices; it cuts through the distance between the mind, the sound of the words and their actual meaning. Even more than that it is certainly very fulfilling to be able to follow Dharma teachings while reading the text on which they are based.
To give the possibility to the practitioners of the Dzogchen Community and others to begin and further the study of Tibetan language, the Ka-Ter project of the Shang Shung Institute Austria has been organizing various courses on Tibetan language.
Merigar West, Arcidosso (GR), Tuscany, Italy
16 – 23 August 2016
with Prof. Fabian Sanders
A week to set the base for learning the Classical Tibetan Language and to exert yourself in reading, writing, and understanding the texts of the Tibetan tradition. We will have a general introduction to the sacrality, importance, and structure of the language, the lettering system and so forth. Then we will examine the morphology of syllables, word formation and all the main features of the grammar.
Four hours lectures daily: 10.00-12.00am and 2.00-4.00pm
Fee: 85 Euro
In order to be able to participate in that course all participants need to be member of the Shang Shung Institute Austria in 2016. The membership of 2016 costs 75 euro.
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Very best wishes,